Waitaki has wonderful heritage places — ranging from te wahi tuku ihu a te Maori, archaeological sites, rural and industrial buildings, houses both grand and modest, to our nationally significant limestone civic and commercial architecture.
We believe it is important to protect our heritage places and our townscapes. They give our region a sense of place and tell our stories.
We believe heritage conservation should not prevent change but rather allow for change that works with a place, that maintains a place’s integrity, and that provides for the people who live in and work there. Once a heritage place is lost, it cannot be replaced so we want to support owners to protect the district’s heritage.
We support owners by offering advice and assistance through our heritage advisor, through the Waitaki Heritage Fund, and through our Heritage Consent Fee Waiver .
Information on heritage places in the Waitaki district
Council's responsibilities for protecting and enhancing heritage places and Council owned heritage sites.
Information for heritage owners on how to protect the heritage values of their places
Find information on a variety of heritage funding sources and how to apply.
Find information on how to look after heritage places and general principles of heritage conservation.
If you wish to do any work that may affect an archaeological site you must obtain authority from Heritage New Zealand before you begin
The Waitaki District Council is home to the North Otago Memorial Oaks. The Waitaki District is helping fund the maintenance of the Memorial Oaks through the selling of the Mighty Oaks Book in the district libraries.
This page lists applicants that we assisted from 2020 onwards.